Sorry about the lightweight updates lately. I’ve had a busy week at work and just came back from an overnight business trip a couple of hours ago (yes, on a Saturday!). So to keep you occupied until I can post something a little more profound and insightful, here’s a look at what could have been a very embarrassing way to go.
We’ve already seen him nearly squeezed to death in a rolled-up gym mat, but I wonder if death by a paper plane (even in Bullseye’s capable hands) might not have been worse. Either way, the panels below are quite funny.
It’s interesting how writers play with Daredevil’s powers to suit their needs. While I’m more inclined to react when I see a situation where they are ridiculously exaggerated (or just used in ways that strike me as illogical), this is surely an example of DD coming across as completely incompetent. It would almost qualify for fellow Daredevil blogger Francesco’s series Preposterous Plot Points.
From Daredevil #141, by Marv Wolfman and Jim Shooter, with art by Gil Kane and Bob Brown.
Update: Here’s a thought… Wouldn’t he have had the time to move out of the way in the few seconds it took him to yell “A paper plane?! Coming right at me!” Yes, DD, it’s coming right at you. Feel free to duck. Whenever you’re ready.
Update 2: When Bullseye aimed for that vulnerable nerve center, did he know Daredevil was going to move his head? Okay, I’ll stop trying to make sense of this scene now. I know it’s futile.
Update 3: This has nothing to do with Daredevil nearly being killed by a paper plane, but I just realized this was my 150th post. Damn… I rock! 😉